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Besides AIPAC, ADL, and their brethren, there is another powerful lobby that is pressing the Israeli Zionist narrative in American Society and that is the Christian Zionist movement. It has enormous numbers, and serious political clout. We do not pay enough attention to it. Today we feature Reverend Don Wagner, an openly recovering Christian Zionist, who will lead us through an historic analysis of Christian Zionism in a presentation he gave at the recent conference sponsored by the Washington...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Don Wagner, powerful lobby, Christian Zionist, Israeli Zionist narrative,...
John interviews the book's author in great detail. Palestinians living on different sides of the Green Line make up approximately one-fifth of Israeli citizens and about four-fifths of the population of the West Bank. In both groups, activists assert that they share a single political struggle for national liberation. Yet, obstacles inhibit their ability to speak to each other and as a collective. Geopolitical boundaries fragment Palestinians into ever smaller groups. Crossing a Line enters...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amahl Bishara, West Bank, Green Line, national liberation, geopolitical...
The magnitude of US support, in light of the wealth of Israel, is obscene, and of course tragic for Palestine, which is the main victim of this huge military, the fifth largest in the world. Add to that the fact that Israel is the largest per capita importer and exporter of military hardware on the planet, you have to ask why. Why does the US send 3.8 billion dollars of military aid a year to a major manufacturer and distributor of arms to the international community? Why are US police being...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Abulhawa, Israel, military hardware, 3.8 billion dollars, Edward...
This week we feature old friend, Jeff Halper, resident of Jerusalem, and co-founder of the Israeli committee against House Demolitions, who is now on his annual speaking tour of the US. This particular presentation is his conversation with Dr. Michael Spath, director of the Indiana Center For Middle East Peace. But first, we begin today with an open letter published just a couple of weeks ago which was signed by 304 working Palestinian journalists who are under constant physical and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Halper, Michael Spath, Indiana Center, Shatha Hammad, Zionist Lobby,...
The continuing assault of news reporting on Israel’s escalating theft of Palestinian land, house demolitions, and armed settlers threatening the movements of indigenous Palestinians is so constant that we tend to become insensitive to its brutality. So this morning we will take a deep look at the current atrocity taking place in Masafer Yatta. What makes this story all the more galling is that the theft here by Israel is to take Palestinian land to build a military installation, a firing...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Masafer Yatta, A-Twani, firing range, Firing Zone 918, Basel Adraa, Sarah...
Palestinian-American Huwaida Arraf is a resident of Michigan where she recently ran an unsuccessful campaign to be the Democratic nominee to the US Congress in her district. She is an attorney with an impressive history of activism in Palestine. Here she tells that story of activism, and in so doing reveals important information on some of the most significant events in the history of Palestinian resistance.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Huaida Arraf, Israel's cruelty, Israel's genocidal cruelty, Palestinian...
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Recently, Massachusetts Peace Action presented Palestinian-Egyptian activists Ramy Shaath and his wife Céline Lebrun-Shaath in a webinar. They tell their story about the persecution they faced for their political activism in promoting the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement in Egypt. At present, you can watch this webinar's entire 74-minute video at http://masspeaceaction.org/our-issues/palestine-israel .
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Massachusetts Peace Action, Ramy Shaath, Céline Lebrun-Shaath, BDS,...
Today we take a long critical look at the history and role of the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a militarized security agency working in collaboration with Israel to enforce the occupation and colonization of Palestine. Professor Joseph Massad, who has done extensive research on the PA, addresses the issue in an Electronic Intifada Podcast. Massad teaches modern Arab politics and intellectual history at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of several books, including Desiring Arabs...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Joseph Massad, PA, Palestinian Authority, collaborator, PLO, Electronic...
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Today we take another look at the plight of Palestinians who live within the borders of Israel…some 20% of the Israeli population. Haneen Al Zoubi is a long time outspoken Palestinian activist who also serves as an elected member of the Israeli Knesset, and she is our featured speaker today. For many years Israel has tried unsuccessfully to silence and marginalize Haneen al Zoubi, but she has prevailed. Here is her talk at the Palestine Center in Washington DC. (Despite our efforts, sound...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Haneen Al Zoubi, Knesset, Israeli Knesset, Palestine, 20%, Israel, Truth...
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We feature Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour and Black activist Marc Lamont Hill in an Al Jazeera recorded conversation on intersectionality,the linkage of the Palestinian rights movement with the movement for Black rights in the US. The second movement we focus on today is visibility of the Palestinian rights movement on US campuses today, in particular the development of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) movement which has initiated immense pushback from Zionist campus groups, the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Intersectionality, Linda Sarsour, Marc La mont Hill, visibility, Students...
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We are getting a lot of information about the funding of election candidates now that the Primary Election season is winding down and financial reports are filed. Because of the urgency of this election, unprecedented amounts of money are being poured into the primary process, much of it dark money that comes with a cost. One of the major sources of candidates' campaign money is the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which is pouring huge amounts of funding into candidates based...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Take-Aways, AIPAC, dark money, primary election, insurrectionists, white...
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In 1948 most, but not all, of the Palestinian population were forced out of the territory that eventually became the State of Israel. Palestinians who remain now comprise 20% of the official citizenship of Israel, and therefore have elected representatives in the Knesset. Israel's official claim to be a democracy is based on this. But the Palestinians don't have equal rights at all. They are second class citizens, by law, in a Jewish apartheid state. The Palestinians' elected representatives in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Edmund Ghareeb, Sami Abu Shehadeh, Palestinian citizens, 20%, Knesset,...
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First, an editorial about Israel's recent assaults on its human rights organizations: "That is what is happening, and we not only let Israel get away with it, we fund it. The US could stop it, but instead, we fuel it." ... Our feature presentation today digs deep into the myths of Israel’s so-called “self defense strategy” (they of course are never the aggressor, always the victim). Nora Barrows-Friedman and Greg Stupak, both journalists with the Electronic Intifada, discuss the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Greg Shupak, Electronic Intifada, self defense...
Besides AIPAC, ADL, and their brethren, there is another powerful lobby that is pressing the Israeli Zionist narrative in American Society and that is the Christian Zionist movement. It has enormous numbers, and serious political clout. We do not pay enough attention to it. Today we feature Reverend Don Wagner, an openly recovering Christian Zionist, who will lead us through an historic analysis of Christian Zionism in a presentation he gave at the recent conference sponsored by the Washington...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Don Wagner, powerful lobby, Christian Zionist, Israeli Zionist narrative,...
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We are about halfway through the primary election season in the United States. This cycle has seen an explosive growth in spending from political action committees tied to pro-Israel lobby groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. In this episode Michael Arria and Dave Reed speak with Beth Miller from JVP Action and campaign consultant Peter Feld about how this direct campaign engagement from Israel lobby groups is affecting elections.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mondoweiss, AIPAC, Michael Arria, Dave Reed, Beth Miller, JVP, Peter...
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This week we continue our exploration of the so called special relationship between the United States and Israel, a relationship that guarantees the continuing world power of this Apartheid state while it carries out its brutal military occupation of Palestinian land. In March of 2006, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, and Steven Walt of Harvard published their seminal book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, revealing the machinations of the powerful Israeli Lobby....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, John Mearsheimer, Steven Walt, special relationship, Israel Lobby,...
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Aug 7, 2022 Host John Roberts
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Today we take another look at the fallout from the recent reports by international human rights organizations which have issued concurring exhaustive reports documenting that Israel indeed meets the protocols of apartheid under international law. The United States Congress and the White House have condemned the reports by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and B’Tselem without commentary as to why…without any critical analysis of the actual reports, but by putting down the reports...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Narrative, Apartheid, Paul O’Brien, Maha Nassar, Peter Beinart, Lara...
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President Biden recently visited Israel, where he lavishly spoke of the “special relationship” between the US and Israel, and swore unwavering loyalty to that slavish Israel-USA bond. In response to Biden’s prostration before the Israeli Apartheid state, we offer historian Walter Hixson’s insightful analysis of that “special relationship” from our archive edition of This Week in Palestine, which we broadcast originally in January, 2022. [Sorry, but we are unable to reverse the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Walter Hixson, special relationship, slavish, Israel-USA bond, Apartheid...
Nidal explains what his organization (1for3) has been doing every day, and the never-ending Israeli hassles it and its flock manage somehow to withstand. As Nidal explains, the Aida refugee camp is an Israeli construct.   Palestinians, robbed of their longtime homes, were pushed into camps like this. It’s under military occupation and constant threat of Israeli violence. Seventy years in, Israel’s leaders continue to pound its victims with lethal violence and theft. For example,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nidal Al Azraq, 1for3, Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, Israeli hassles,...
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After many years of endeavors to get access to justice, Palestinian civil society and victims welcomed the UN ICC Prosecutor’s announcement that there was sufficient evidence proving the commission of war crimes in the territory of Palestine. However, seven years since the beginning of the preliminary investigation and more than a year after the opening of a supposedly full-fledged investigation, no concrete steps have been taken by the Court to put an end to the ‘impunity crisis’ in the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, ICC, International Criminal Court, Triestin Mariniello, Raje Sourani,...
Today we revisit the struggle of pro-Palestinian activists in the United States who counter the well-funded attempts by the pro-Israel Lobby to silence criticism of Israel. We focus on the efforts of two organizations that provide legal resources to support the organizing efforts of pro Palestinian activists who resist efforts to silence them: The American Civil Liberties Union and Palestine Legal. In a forum at the Washington Press Club, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs featured...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, Palestine Legal, Middle East...
Journalist/author Hass insists that covering Palestine from Palestine is as necessary as covering Britain from London, and France from Paris. Her reports for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, which she says "cannot be objective, just as any reporting about wrong-doing cannot be objective," have won her enemies in all camps. Forced by Hamas to leave Gaza earlier than planned, in 2008, she was detained in Israel twice for entering Gaza without a permit and staying in an "enemy...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amira Hass, covering Palestine, Gaza, Ramallah, Ha'aretz, wrong-doing,...
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Jun 27, 2022 Host John Roberts
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Today we explore the crisis of Palestinian Leadership and the role that civil society plays in the resistance to the Israeli occupation, Featuring Ahmed Abu Artema (Palestinian writer and activist and the key architect of the March of Return in Gaza) and Marwa Fatafta (Policy Manager at Access Now). In this session we explored issues surrounding Palestinian civil society, and in particular human rights defenders and democracy activists, and the challenges and threats they face — including...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ahmed Abu Artema, Marwa Fatafta, Palestinian civil society, civil...
Today we take another look at the influence of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on American elections and their role to squash any vestige of criticism of Israel. It is largely their role in pouring literally millions of dollars into political campaigns that creates enormous influence on candidates running for office. The message is clear. If you want our money and support, do not cross Israel!
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Peter Beinart, Waleed Shahid, Jeff Klein, Phil Weiss, AIPAC, American...
Levy is a respected award-winning Israeli journalist and author. In this address, he laments the hypocrisy of those who claim Israeli values relating to Ukraine -- versus those in Palestine. Israel claims to be "special" and therefore not bound by others' rules of war or human rights. So among the millions who are fleeing Ukraine, Israel welcomes only the Jewish. Others must pay a fee of $3000 and may stay only 30 days. So Israelis applaud the youth of Ukraine who throw so-called...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gideon Levy, Ukraine, Molotov cocktails, hypocrisy, Truth and Justice...
Nancy has been to Palestine over 20 times, often leading delegations, and we have come to depend on her reporting and analysis of the facts on the ground. We recently sat down with Nancy and recorded this report-back and conversation.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nancy Murray, fact-finding, report-back, West Bank, Truth and Justice...
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Israel's brazen assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh has shaken the Palestinian world. For 25 years she was on television in every Palestinian home reporting for Al Jazeera News Service from the hot spots of the Israeli occupation. Seemingly everyone knew Shireen; she was a trusted voice reporting the news day in and day out. Responding to her death, the popular Al Jazeera news program, The Stream, featured a forum on Shireen and her work. It reflected the love and admiration of Shireen’s...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Shireen Abu Akleh, Rashid Khalidi, brazen, Al Jazeera, The Stream, Truth...
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The Pulitzer Prize winning author and civil rights icon, Alice Walker, of all people, has come under attack from the Zionist Lobby for being antisemitic because of her outspoken defense of the Palestinian People as they face Israeli Military occupation. This, of course, is the modus operandi of the Israeli Hasbara. To them, any criticism of Israel is per se antisemitic. But Alice Walker? How desperate do you have to be to attack a human rights warrior of such distinction? ... Today we feature a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Mackler, Susan Abulhawa, Chris Hedges, Alice Walker, Zionist Lobby,...
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Besides AIPAC, ADL, and their brethren, there is another powerful lobby that is pressing the Israeli Zionist narrative in American Society and that is the Christian Zionist movement. It has enormous numbers, and serious political clout. We do not pay enough attention to it. Today we feature Reverend Don Wagner, an openly recovering Christian Zionist, who will lead us through an historic analysis of Christian Zionism in a presentation he gave at the recent conference sponsored by the Washington...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Don Wagner, powerful lobby, Christian Zionist, Israeli Zionist narrative,...
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This discussion was recorded in a podcast sponsored by Adalah and the American Friends Service Committee. It features an activist from each of the major sectors which divide the Palestinian people, Gaza, Israel which Palestinians often call Palestine 48, and of course the West Bank. The activists are Ahmed Abu Artema (Gaza), Sandra Tamari (Palestine '48), and Mariam Barghouti (West Bank). They are introduced and presented with questions by Adam Horowitz, an editor of the website Mondoweiss ....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Adalah, American Friends Service Committee, Palestinian people, Gaza,...
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In the first segment we feature Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour and Black activist Marc Lamont Hill in an Al Jazeera recorded conversation on intersectionality,the linkage of the Palestinian rights movement with the movement for Black rights in the US. The second movement we focus on today is visibility of the Palestinian rights movement on US campuses today, in particular the development of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) movement which has initiated immense pushback from...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Intersectionality, Linda Sarsour, Marc La mont Hill, visibility, Students...
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Apr 25, 2022 Host John Roberts
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Today we explore issues related to Israeli policies in Jerusalem, including ongoing displacement of Palestinian residents and expansion of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, why Jerusalem continues to serve as a catalyst for Palestinian protest (and harsh Israeli violence in response), and how Jerusalem continues to be at the heart of Palestinian and Israeli national aspirations. We will hear portions of a webinar titled “Whose Jerusalem?” featuring: Daniel Seidemann from Terrestrial...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Daniel Seidemann, Dana El Kurd, Munir Nuseibah, Khaled Elgindy, Lara...
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Apr 16, 2022 Host John Roberts
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We begin this morning with a CNN interview with Palestinian attorney and Rutgers University Professor Noura Erakat. It is a couple of months old, but we play it to offer an example of the American media’s prejudicial approach to discussing the Palestinian struggle. The questions thrown at Noura imply that this is a symmetrical struggle between equals rather than a military occupation of a colonized people. But Noura brilliantly turns the interview into a projection of the Palestinian...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, CNN, Noura Erakat, Hamas rockets, right to resist, occupation, Edward...
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A major problem for pro-Palestinian activists is getting the Palestinian narrative, the Palestinian factual history, the Palestinian truth, or the Palestinian analysis, into the mainstream media, which is currently dominated by the revisionist Israeli narrative fueled by the multimillion dollar Israeli Lobby. This week we take the current temperature of US media on presenting Palestinian visibility, the Palestinian case for liberation, and the projection of the Palestinian voice into the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sut Jhally, Palestinian narrataive, Occupation of the American Mind,...
Hass insists that covering Palestine from Palestine is as necessary as covering Britain from London, and France from Paris. Her reports for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, which she says "cannot be objective, just as any reporting about wrong-doing cannot be objective," have won her enemies in all camps. Forced by Hamas to leave Gaza earlier than planned, in 2008, she was detained in Israel twice for entering Gaza without a permit and staying in an "enemy entity."
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amira Hass, covering Palestine, Gaza, Ramallah, Ha'aretz, wrong-doing,...
We hear Hanan Ashwari, the first woman elected to the PLO governing council, who also served as its spokesperson for several years. She also has served in the Palestinian parliament. Here she is delivering a keynote address to the annual conference of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Before that, we discuss the Jewish establishment's knee jerk attack on Amnesty International's Apartheid report.They use language right out of the Israeli Hasbara talking points catalogue. They parrot...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Hanan Ashwari, Apartheid, Amnesty International, Palestinian icon,...
Levy is a respected award-winning Israeli journalist and author. In this address, he laments the hypocrisy of those who claim Israeli values relating to Ukraine -- versus those in Palestine. Israel claims to be "special" and therefore not bound by others' rules of war or human rights. So among the millions who are fleeing Ukraine, Israel welcomes only the Jewish. Others must pay a fee of $3000 and may stay only 30 days. So Israelis applaud the youth of Ukraine who throw so-called...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gideon Levy, Ukraine, Molotov cocktails, hypocrisy, Truth and Justice...
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Mar 9, 2022 Host John Roberts
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Sponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Its President, Lara Friedman, moderates a conversation between Inès Abdel Razek and Munir Nusseibeh about developments in Jerusalem and their broader context and implications. Inès is the Advocacy Director for the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD). Munir is a human rights lawyer and academic based in Al-Quds University in Jerusalem.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Lara Friedman, Ines Abdel Razek, Munir Nusseibeh, PIPD, FMEP, Middle East...
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Today we go on a journey with Alison Glick, who as a young American Jewish girl went on an organized trip to Israel as a teenager. We let Alison tell the story which she has published in her new fictional novel. It's based on the several years she lived in Palestine. The book, The Other End of the Sea, portrays the agony of the discovery of shattered myths, and the story of self-discovery through a turbulent romance in an apartheid society.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Alison Glick, The Other End of the Sea, Palestine, apartheid society,...
Palestinians call this region Al-Naqab. The population of this vast area consists of over 200,000 historically nomadic Bedouins, just over half of which are crammed into the seven government-built Bedouin-only towns; the remaining 90,000 live in 46 villages – 35 of which are still unrecognized by the Israeli government which controls the entire area. We Hear from Palestinians confronting Jewish National Fund (JNF) terror and Zionist colonialism to save Al-Naqab. Speakers Raafat Abu Aish and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Al-Naqab, Raafat Abu Aish, Laila Alsana, Jewish National Fund, Zionist...
Today we take a long critical look at the history and role of the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a militarized security agency working in collaboration with Israel to enforce the occupation and colonization of Palestine. Professor Joseph Massad, who has done extensive research on the PA, addresses the issue in an Electronic Intifada Podcast. Massad teaches modern Arab politics and intellectual history at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of several books, including Desiring Arabs...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Joseph Massad, PA, Palestinian Authority, collaborator, PLO, Electronic...
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We have been hearing more and more lately about the so-called shifting Palestinian narrative. Today, three speakers from the Palestinian human rights organization, Al-Shabaka, explore the depth and breadth of the process and the meaning of the shifting narrative in the era of Intersectionality.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Al-Shabaka, Nadim Pawalsa, Tareq Baconi, Yara Hawari, shifting narrative,...
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As is so evident, Israel has a very special relationship to the US, unparalleled by any other country. We pour more foreign aid to Israel than any other country, largely for weapons built in the US, even though Israel’s largest exports are military and police weapons. They do not lack for money. They have the fifth largest GDP in the world. So why do we give these resources that they really do not need when resources are needed is so many other places? That is the question explored today by...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Walter Hixson, special relationship, Israel owns, White House, Congress,...
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This is a report of a demonstration on the 20th anniversary of the opening of the detention center at Guantanamo, Cuba. About 10 activists came out to voice their outrage at the prison, the horrible treatment that the prisoners get and the fact that it is still open after 20 years. The rally was held at Park St Station on the Boston Common on January 11, 2022. The protesters were mostly in orange jumpsuits, like the prisoners at Guantanamo, as they read the names of the men held there, told...
Topics: Guantanamo, torture, lawless, 20 years, protest, rally, Boston Common, T station, Susan McLucas,...
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Miko Peled is not Palestinian; in fact, he is a culturally Jewish Israeli. His family’s heritage is European, and includes a grandfather who was a signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence in May 1948 and a father who was a prominent general in the Israeli Army in the 1960s-1970s. But Miko Peled has become a staunch advocate for Palestinian rights, and a fierce critic of apartheid Israel. One of his books is Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five (Just World Books,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Miko Peled, one democratic state, Palestinian rights, Truth and Justice...
For many of us, reviewing 2021 is a painful process. For Palestinians review of every year is a painful process, and 2021 was no exception, but that is exactly what we will do this morning on This Week In Palestine, review 2021 through the Palestinian narrative. In today's feature presentation, The Foundation for Middle East Peace's President Lara Friedman hosts Palestinian organizer and activist Fadi Quran and journalist and Professor Peter Beinart for a wide-ranging conversation about 2021's...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, FMEP, Foundation for Middle East Peace, Laura Friedman, Fadi Quran, Peter...
Our feature presentation is an interview of Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe, by British journalist Peter Bolton on the Canary Channel in the United Kingdom. (UK’s Canary has nothing whatever to do with The Israeli Lobby’s Canary Mission Black List. The Canary is a left-leaning UK-based online publication and is generally critical of Israel and is pro-Palestinian in its coverage.) Among the issues thoroughly discussed: why Pappe’s “one democratic state” is right and achievable,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappe, Peter Bolton, Canary Channel, one democratic state, two-state...
The culture of lies and deceit runs so deep in our society that truth is losing its cleansing qualities. If lying suits the narrative to move your agenda, that is just fine, in America and Israel. So now, Israel claims that despite the fact that they have infiltrated six of Palestine’s human rights organizations with sophisticated surveillance equipment and therefore know exactly what is going on within these agencies, Israel claims they are "terrorist" organizations. The evidence...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Power, Al Haq, terrorist, lying, human rights, Truth and Justice...
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Dec 29, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Hixson’s forthcoming book is Architects of Repression: How Israel and its Lobby Put Racism, Violence and Injustice at the Center of US Middle East Policy (published by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, 2021). It follows up on a previous study entitled Israel’s Armor:The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2019). These richly researched studies have established Hixson as a leading expert on the Israel lobby. Professor...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Walter Hixson, Grant Smith, Architects of Repression, Washington Report,...
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Today we examine Christian Zionist influence on the development of US policies concerning Israel/Palestine. Christian Zionists form a dominant portion of the so-called Christian Right. They are a major player in the Evangelical Movement, and a power player in the well-organized pro Israeli Lobby in the United States. 40% of the current Republican Party identify as Evangelicals…40%. So when we think about the base of the pro Israeli movement in the US we cannot think it is just Jews, it also...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Christian Zionist, influence, policies, Christian Right, Evangelical...
Jews go about their lives in a single, contiguous space where they enjoy full rights and self-determination. In contrast, Palestinians live in a space that is fragmented into several units, each with a different set of rights – given or denied by Israel, but always inferior to the rights accorded to Jews. Last week, we featured a forum on the B’Tselem report, which took place in Cork, Ireland. It was moderated by the Chair of the Cork County anti Apartheid Campaign, Martin Shield, and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, B'Tselem, apartheid state, anti-apartheid campaign, Cork Ireland, Martin...
The Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, conducted an investigation and issued a report documenting that Israeli is an apartheid state by international legal standards. This lies at the base of a wide array of Israeli policies, advancing and perpetuating the supremacy of one group – Jews – over another – Palestinians. Our feature this week is a forum on this courageous report, which took place in Cork, Ireland. It is moderated by the Chair of the Cork County anti-Apartheid Campaign,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, B'Tselem, apartheid state, anti-apartheid campaign, Cork Ireland, Martin...
We feature Reem Hammad, speaking virtually from the besieged Sheik Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, and Dr Mona El Farra, a physician speaking from her home in Gaza. Each one gives an on-the-ground report about the struggles to resist the Israeli occupation in her particular neighborhood. The recordings were originally made for the annual conference of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center in Washington.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Reem Hammad, Sheik Jarrah, Mona El farra, Gaza, struggles to resist,...
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Our feature presentation is Cornel West, giving the keynote speech at the opening session of the Annual Conference of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center in Washington, DC. We include some Q&A. West is a professor, author and scholar who currently teaches at Union Theological Seminary in NYC. He previously taught at Yale, Harvard, and University of Paris. He is also a human rights activist who can be found demonstrating on the streets as well as teaching in the classroom. His major...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Cornel West, Jerusalem Fund, Palestine Center, Union Theological...
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In late October, the Israeli government declared six Palestinian human rights groups to be “terror organizations” – a designation that criminalizes their work under Israeli law and enables Israel to seize assets, arrest staff, prohibit funding, and punish public expressions of support and solidarity. With this terror designation, the Israeli government has escalated its longtime efforts to crush Palestinian organizations that document Israel’s ongoing violations of Palestinian human...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, call them terrorists, targeted NGOs, Jamil Dakwar, ACLU, Rabea Eghbariah,...
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The magnitude of US support, in light of the wealth of Israel, is obscene, and of course tragic for Palestine, which is the main victim of this huge military, the fifth largest in the world. Add to that the fact that Israel is the largest per capita importer and exporter of military hardware on the planet, you have to ask why. Why does the US send 3.8 billion dollars of military aid a year to a major manufacturer and distributor of arms to the international community? Why are US police being...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Abulhawa, Israel, military hardware, 3.8 billion dollars, Edward...
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This week we continue our reporting on the machinations that took place within the Democratic Party over the recent vote to send Israel an additional one billion dollars for their military Iron Dome project. The US already sends Israel 3.8 billion dollars a year for weapons that they then must purchase from the United States, a very cozy arrangement. In a Mondoweiss podcast, this decision making process within the Democratic Party is dissected by Jewish Voice for Peace’s Washington...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Beth Miller, Jewish Voice for Peace, Iron Dome, Mondoweiss, Truth and...
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Today we talk with Palestinian story-teller Mona Hajjar Halaby. Though she currently lives in Berkeley, California, she writes of her ties to Palestine through the memories of her mother, and her frequent trips to Palestine over many years. Her recently published book: In My Mother's Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home.   From the description at shoppalestine.org:   ‘Refugees are like seeds that scatter in the wind, and land in different soils that become their reluctant homes’...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mona Halaby, storyteller, Mother's footsteps, Palestinian refugee, Truth...
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Phil Weiss of Mondoweiss has written a troubling article documenting the power of the Jewish community in using its funding to control members of congress concerning their votes on of the flow of money to support Israel. Recent events give illustration to this phenomenon. We quote from that article. Next, our feature presentation this week is a speech by journalist Ian Williams, delivered at a forum sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. It picks up on our examination of the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Phil Weiss, Ian Williams, Washington Report, Middle East Affairs, flow of...
There's a shift within the last few years in the way that the Palestinian narrative is discussed in the media, on campuses, and on the streets of America. It is not dramatic, and has not yet affected Washington politics, but it is evolving. Today on This Week In Palestine, we take a deep dive into the dynamic with Tariq Kenney-Shawa who has studied the dynamic of this shift and discusses it on the Occupied Podcast recorded September 22nd, 2021 with Lara Friedman and Khaled Elgindy.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Palestinian narrative, Tariq Kenney-Shawa, Lara Friedman, Khaled Elgindy,...
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This week we feature Zaha Hassan, who outlines how the Biden administration can break the Middle East peace impasse by adopting a rights-based -- rather than an Israel and its lobby based -- approach as the center of its strategy. Why has the current one-sided approach favoring Israel produced only serial failures? How would a rights-based approach transcend violence, dispossession, discrimination and occupation? What are the policy options? Why is a rights-based approach a far better look for...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Zaha Hassan, rights-based, favoring Israel, serial failures, policy...
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We have been covering the ongoing conversation concerning the Intersectionality of the movement for Black rights in the US, and the Liberation of Palestine from its occupation by Israel. We return to this theme this week with Daphne Muse who delivered this presentation as the 2020 Edward Said Memorial Lecture to the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center. Syed Arikat joins her in conversation. Daphne Muse is a writer, activist, educator, editor, social commentator and cultural broker. In February...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Daphne Muse, Syed Arikat, Edward Said, Liberation of Palestine, Black...
What is happening inside Israel’s right wing government, and what role does violence and extremism play particularly in its domestic and regional policies and their execution in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza? Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace discusses this with Middle East scholar Elizabeth Jacar.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Lara Friedman, Elizabeth Jacar, Israel's right wing government, violence,...
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Aug 17, 2021 Host John Roberts
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This week Professor Hatem Bazian casts a critical eye on some of the   myths that direct the Zionist narrative. He underscores how the racism   and inhumanity of the colonialist project and the inconsistencies of the Biblical narrative clash with archeological and historical reality that reveals truths that explode Zionist myths. Bazian is a professor of   Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of   California, Berkeley. In addition, he is co-founder and assistant  ...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Palestine, Hatem Bazian, Zionist myths, Zionist narrative, colonialist...
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Aug 10, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Today we discuss the current state of Palestinian leadership and how Palestinians are contending with multiple layers of authoritarian rule (Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas). What are the challenges to Palestinian liberation? What roles - positive and negative - do the Palestinian Authority and Hamas play? What role does Palestinian civil society play in mobilizing against Israel and the PA? What can Palestinian resistance to Israel look like? What is behind Hamas’s rise in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Liberation, Leadership, authoritarian rule, Lara Friedman, Foundation for...
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This week we bring back one of the most articulate, and passionate   Palestinian advocates who gives expression to the Palestinian narrative   every day. Ali Abunimah, journalist and co-founder of the Electronic   Intifada, is interviewed on a podcast colorfully named "Left Bitches who are right." It's hosted by Anissa Naouai, Ryan Wentz, Amanda Getty,   Erica Marable and Gregory Haddock.   Palestine is rising, resisting and rejecting Israel's racist colonial   occupation...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Left Bitches, Anissa Naouai, Ryan...
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Comedy is often that teaspoon of sugar that helps the medicine go down. It can speak truth, it can educate, it can convince while making people laugh, often at themselves. It has enormous power of persuasion. This week we feature two amazing women Comediennes discussing the power of comedy as resistance, as a mechanism for change, as a way to speak truth, perhaps with a little sugar to make that truth go down. Noam Shuster is an Israeli who grew up in a unique village that is equally part...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Comedy, Palestinian Rights, Noam Shuster, Mayoon Zayid, Comediennes,...
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Today we feature the main presentations of the Hisham Sharabi Memorial Symposium sponsored by the Palestine Center in Washington DC and held in May, 2021. Three presenters discuss their thoughts on how the new Biden administration will impact the future of Palestine, how Trump altered the right on the question of Israel, increasing support for Palestine among Democratic voters, and the current dynamics and politics on the ground in Palestine. The presentations are by Michael Arria, US...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Hisham Sharabi, Michael Arria, Omar Baddar, Lamis Deek, Biden, Trump,...
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Today our Palestinian voices are those of two remarkable women who are part of the Palestinian 20% who live in what they call 'Palestine 48,' and others call Israel. They speak about Resistance in 'Palestine 48' in an edited forum moderated by Tufts University professor, Amahl Bishara. It begins with Amahl’s introduction of Rula Nasr-Mazzawi and Aiah Haj Odeh.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amahl Bishara, Rula Nasr-Mazzawi, Aiah Haj Odeh, Palestine 48,...
Our featured speaker today, reporter Max Blumenthal, uses his investigative skills to document the abuse of the anti-Semitism accusation used to denigrate and delegitimize critics of Israel’s colonization and occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. He discusses this with Nora Barrows Friedman and Asa Winstanley on an Electronic Intifada podcast. Because of its length we unfortunately had to edit it down somewhat.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Max Blumenthal, Nora Barrows Friedman, Asa Winstanley, Electronic...
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In the first segment we feature Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour and Black activist Marc Lamont Hill in an Al Jazeera recorded conversation on intersectionality,the linkage of the Palestinian rights movement with the movement for Black rights in the US. The second movement we focus on today is visibility of the Palestinian rights movement on US campuses today, in particular the development of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) movement which has initiated immense pushback from...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Intersectionality, Linda Sarsour, Marc La mont Hill, visibility, Students...
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We begin this week with the question: What does the defeat of Netanyahu and the establishment of a new government in Israel mean for the Palestinian people living under occupation? What does it mean for the Palestinian people when one right wing faction takes over from another right wing faction? As is often the case on TWIP, We turn to Ali Abunimah, publisher of the Electronic Intifada, for his answer to the question. Here he is speaking on a news report from Amman, Jordon. In our feature...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Robin Kelly, Israeli Lobby, silence criticism, right wing,...
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Chomsky speaks of his early years growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family and then becoming involved in the struggles of challenging the state of Israel. This edited version begins with Noam Chomsky talking about his grandfather and the family’s flight from Nazi dominated Europe.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Noam Chomsky, Peter Beinart, Orthodox Jewish, Nazi dominated Europe,...
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We feature reports on two incidents, which took place in the last few weeks, which are illustrative of this strategy. These incidents illustrate the depth of the Israeli Lobby’s strategy to obstruct the reach of the Palestinian BDS Movement in its attempts to shape Media reporting as it did in the Associated Press firing of Emily Wilder and through the development of state laws to outlaw the BDS Movement, as it has in Texas and other states.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, BDS, Israeli Lobby, Israel Lobby, AP, Associated Press, Emily Wilder,...
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Mehdi Hasan, a British journalist, now a reporter on MSNBC, still   broadcasts his program Head to Head in Britain. He is a feisty,   well-informed, incisive interviewer whom we occasionally feature on TWIP, and will do so today. He goes Head to Head with Norman Finkelstein and   Jeff Halper in a contentious conversation on Boycott, Divestment and   Sanctions (BDS), and the two-state solution. So, hang on to your hats.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Norman Finkelstein, Jeff Halper, BDS, two-state, 2-state, Mehdi Hasan,...
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It has been another horrendous week in Palestine as Israel continues its bombardment of Gaza. We have heard news reports of the relentless bombing of Gaza and the retaliation of Hamas as framed by the American media. What is behind this military assault? We play an Al Jazeera  news report that frames the issue from an Arab point of view. President Biden's response to this massacre is to mouth the Israeli talking point that  “Israel has the right to defend itself.” Really? The fifth most...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Abed Abusrour, Ali Velshi, Trevor Noah, Amy Goodman, Apartheid state,...
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The struggle to save Sheikh Jarrah for Palestinians is a long one. In   fact, in 2008, while on a delegation to Palestine, we personally visited Sheikh Jarrah during one of the earliest settler takeovers of a   Palestinian dwelling in the complex. Israeli settlers had literally   occupied a portion of a Palestinian home and lived there simultaneously   in the house while the original owners were still living there. This is   exactly what is still happening today as settlers are attempting...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sheikh Jarrah, Aseel Al Bajeh, Budour Hassen, Ottoman Empire, Al Haq,...
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Today we continue our coverage of the recently concluded annual Washington Report on Middle East Affairs conference. We feature Mondoweiss founder Philip Weiss, who speaks on J Street and the limitations of Liberal Zionism. This is followed by Tom Suarez, who speaks on the weaponization of Anti-Semitism.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Philip Weiss, Tom Suarez, J street, anti-semitism, liberal Zionism,...
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May 7, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Today we bring you the opening speakers at this year's annual conference of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. In future episodes we expect to carry more speakers from this very special conference. Neither of these speakers mince words. They get right down to the awful facts of Israel's lethal criminality against Palestinians. Also mentioned: the complicity of Israel's US facilitators, defenders, and funders, including Congress and the President. And finally, the timidity and cowardice...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Abulhawah, Walter Hixson, awful facts, complicity, timidity,...
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As a Palestinian youth, Sulaiman Khatib encountered the occupation in his village and attempted to fight back, stabbing an Israeli. Imprisoned at the age of 14, he began a process of political and spiritual transformation still unfolding today. Together with Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, an American Jew, they wrote a book, "In This Place Together." Khatib shares how his activism became deeply rooted in the belief that we must ground all work—from dialogue to direct action to healing—in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sulaiman Khatib, Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, In This Place Together, human...
Today we feature Palestinian Journalist and author Ali Abunimah in a podcast moderated by Misbah Khan that explores Palestinian identity, specifically Ali Abunimah’s identity as a Palestinian raised in the Diaspora. But first, from Abunimah's recent Electronic Intifada article: When AOC won an upset primary victory in June 2018, it came as a breath of fresh air for supporters of Palestinian rights. The month before she unseated a senior member of the Democratic Party, she had expressed her...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Palestinian identity, diaspora, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,...
What is happening with the Palestine Liberation Organization, the PLO? What is its relationship to the Palestinian Authority? What role does it play in Palestinian governance and politics? Palestinian podcaster Salem Barahmey discusses these questions and more with the PLO’s most visible member, Hanan Ashwari on the eve of her leaving the organization. Why is she leaving? Why now? It is a fascinating discussion. Also discussed: The Zionist lobby continues to exert pressure on American...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Salem Barahmey, Hanan Ashrawi, PLO, Butler University, Angela Davis,...
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There has been a process underway involving both Israelis and Palestinians to frame a plan to move forward to achieve one democratic, secular state in Palestine/Israel which guarantees equal rights to all its people regardless of race, ethnicity or religion who live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea . One of those involved in this effort is Jeff Halper, an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and political activist who was born and raised in Minnesota, but has lived...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Halper, Leila Farsakh, Michael Spath, One Democratic State,...
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Apr 2, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Today we take a long look at the prison culture in Palestine in an interview with Ramzy Baroud, author of the book, These Chains will be Broken. The power of the book, as with this interview, are the individual stories of these incarcerated Palestinians. The injustices inherent in the Israeli Military justice system tell the real story of the horror of living under military occupation. Last Wednesday, Israeli forces arrested five Palestinian children, ranging between the ages of 8 and 13, in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ramzy Baroud, prison culture, These Chains will be Broken, military...
This is episode 17 of the Miko Peled Podcast. Hear it and see closed caption subtitles at mikopeled.com/podcast/ . On this episode, Miko spoke with Wafa Ali Aludaina, a Gaza-based Palestinian journalist, manager of the foreign media unit at The Althorayya Institution for Media, a youth group organizer, manager of the October 16th Group in Palestine, founder of the Palestinian Eve Network, and an activist for Palestine. Wafa is also a mother of three children and lives in Gaza, Palestine, which...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Miko Peled, Wafa Ali Aludaina, Gaza, Althorayya Institution, October 16th...
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Mar 21, 2021 Host John Roberts
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For Palestinians the pervasive problem of the magnitude of the number of their people held as political prisoners by Israel is overwhelming. Almost every family has experienced at least one of its members being arrested and detained without charges, even children. They are subjected to the Israeli military justice system, not a civil system, as are Israelis. Today we tell the story of a Palestinian political prisoner, but this one, Ramy Shaath is being held in Egypt because of his political...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Noura Erakat, Ramy Shaaf, military justice, political prisoners, Egypt,...
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Mar 13, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Before we get into our forum on Gaza, here's an announcement of an important event coming up on Monday, March 22nd (2021): World Water Day. The Alliance for Water Justice is marking the day with a special virtual celebration they are calling Water, Health and Human Rights: Marking World Water Day, from the U.S. to Palestine. Keynote speaker is Rep. Rashida Tlaib who sponsored in Congress the "Emergency Water is a Human Right Act." Other Presenters include: Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gaza, Hamas, COVID19, Jehad Abusalim, Tania Hary, Omar Shaban, AFSC,...
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This is a tweaked rebroadcast from July 12. It's a difficult time for Palestinians, but then again, under occupation, it's always a difficult time for Palestinians. That is why we continue to marvel at the resiliency and passion for their land that seems to buoy them to continue their resistance against great odds. We certainly see that in Amer Zahr, our presenter this week, who gives voice to that resiliency and resistance of his people. ...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amer Zahr, Salem Barameh, Palestinian Podcast, growing up Arab, Truth and...
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This morning we explore the complexities of the governance of Palestine under Israeli occupation in a forum sponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. It features Issa Amro, Youth Against Settlements in Hebron, Noura Erakat, Palestinian activist and professor at Rutgers University, and Hagai El-Ad, Director of the Israeli Human Rights Organization, B’tselem. We begin with a question from Khaled Elgindy who moderates the session along with Lara Friedman.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Issa Amro, Youth Against Settlements in Hebron, Noura Erakat, Hagai...
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In the waning hours of the Trump Administration, the Israeli government issued a significant slate of last-minute settlement approvals, including granting a tender for the construction of an East Jerusalem settlement (Givat Hamatos) long understood to be a “doomsday” settlement by those advocating for a two state solution. Given the centrality of Jerusalem to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, what do these latest settlement advancements say about the state of play in Jerusalem facing the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, East Jerusalem, settlement, annexation, Foundation, Zena Agha, Middle...
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As we know, 20% the citizens of the state of Israel are Palestinians. As citizens, one of the few rights Palestinians have in this apartheid state is political representation in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Palestinian members of the Knesset are a distinct minority, and are often criticized by other Palestinians of collaborating with the Israeli system that so severely discriminates against them. This morning we feature one those Palestinian members of the Knesset in an interview with...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Aida Touma-Sliman, Knesset, Salim Barameh, Dardashe, Israeli Paliament,...
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Today we feature a wide-ranging conversation between Phil Weiss, co-founder and driving force behind the Mondoweiss News Service, and Lia Tarachansky, an Israeli filmmaker, former Israel/Palestine correspondent for The Real News Network, and an anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian activist. Weiss discusses his transformation from "normal" Jew to dedicated whistleblowing journalist. This Canadian broadcast was sponsored by the Ontario Focused Intervention Partnership.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Phil Weiss, Lia Tarachansky, Mondoweiss, Real News Network, Ontario...
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In our broadcast today we continue our examination of Israel's so-called Normalization process. The Trump administration and the government of Israel, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have devised a Middle East "peace plan" without the involvement of Palestinian leaders, and have concluded agreements to normalize relations between Israel and a widening circle of Arab regimes -- the so-called "Abraham Accords." This program is taken from a webinar forum sponsored by...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Normalization, Ilan Pappe, Phyllis Bennis, Mark Braverman, Syed Mustafa...
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The Trump administration and the government of Israel, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have devised a Middle East peace plan without the involvement of Palestinian leaders, and have concluded agreements to normalize relations between Israel and a widening circle of Arab regimes -- the so-called "Abraham Accords." What are the prospects for this strategy? Can it succeed in breaking the deadlock in Middle East peacemaking? Or is it likely to exacerbate existing tensions...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Omar Dajani, normalize relations, widening circle, Arab regimes, Abraham...
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Many of us wonder what improvement (if any) of our government’s Israel-Palestine policy might happen as a result of Biden’s election. Listening to a clip of Biden speaking as a Senator some years back yields a first guess of “none.” Abunimah and Hixson discuss pertinent policy change questions in great detail. Abunimah is the co-founder and executive director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada (https://electronicintifada.net/), a nonprofit, independent online...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Walter Hixson, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Israel's Armor,...
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Jan 6, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Today we focus on anti-Semitism, the Zionists definition of which has been broadened to include almost all criticism of Israel as well   as support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The charge of anti-Semitism has been weaponized and is being used to squelch free speech on campuses as well as the wider community. This does a disservice not only to those are using legitimate, non violent actions   to resist the Israeli occupation, but a disservice to the Jewish people...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Peter Beinart, Nadia El-Haj, Rashid Khalidi, Antisemitism, Anti-Semitism,...
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Today we feature an in-depth interview with one of the most prodigious proponents of the Palestinian narrative who just happens to be an Israeli historian. Of course we are talking about Professor Ilan Pappe, whose major work, the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, is a meticulously documented account of Israel’s military assault on Palestine in 1948. In this interview today, Pappe discusses recent events and political issues in Palestine with Michael Spath of the Indiana Center for Middle East...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappe, Pappé, Ethnic Cleansing, Michael Spath, Indiana Center for...
Today we take a long look at the Palestinian struggle within the context of Israel’s recent campaign to "normalize" relations with a myriad of corruptly ruled Arab States, none of them friends of Palestine.  We feature a conversation with Grant Smith of the Washington Report on the Middle East and  As’ad Abu Khalil, Professor of Political Science at California State University. As you will hear, Professor Khalil, a Palestinian raised in Lebanon, has deep roots within the Middle...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Grant Smith, As'ad Abu Khalil, Asad Abu Khalil, Asad Khalil, normalize...
This is Part 2 of Ali Abunimah speaking at the NY Forum on The Deal of The Century and the Ongoing Imperialist Attacks on Palestine. The full description, copied from Part 1, is as follows: Today we bring back one of the most progressive, and passionate Palestinian activists at work today in the US and around the world: Ali Abunimah, co-founder and driving force behind the Palestinian news service, The Electronic Intifada. He spoke at the New York Forum a few weeks ago for an hour and a half....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, New York Forum, Deal of the Century,...
Today we bring back one of the most progressive, and passionate Palestinian activists at work today in the US and around the world: Ali Abunimah, co-founder and driving force behind the Palestinian news service, The Electronic Intifada. He spoke at the New York Forum a few weeks ago for an hour and a half. He was introduced and prompted by a woman identifying herself as Maryanne of the People's Plan, NYC (peoplesculturalplan.org). Usually we would edit such a long presentation down to fit into...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, New York Forum, Deal of the Century,...